If a distance is sold out, is there a waiting list?

Check out our Facebook page for anyone needing to transfer out of the event - New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon - Entry Transfers. We do not have a waiting list so this will be your only way to enter. 


Can I get a refund or deferral? 

Full details on our Refund & Transfer policy can be found here. Alternatively, you may be able to transfer your entry to someone else. Unfortunately, we do not have a deferral system for this event.

Important: Please do not ask for an exception. Our refund and transfer policy is clearly stated and applied evenly, without exception. 


How do I transfer my entry to someone else?

To transfer an entry to someone else, the initial registrant goes to myevents.active.com and logs in using their active.com account, finds the registration they wish to transfer and clicks the link ‘Transfer the registration to another athlete’, and then follows the necessary steps. Please note: the receiving athlete will need to pay for the entry fee at the current rate in order for the transfer to process, then the original athlete will be refunded their entry fee less the $25.00 transfer fee.


How do I add a shuttle?

Login to your Active account through the link in your confirmation email or through myevents.active.com. Once logged in, access your MyEvents Portal through the drop down navigation menu found by holding the cursor over your name in the top right corner. All transportation bookings can be made under the “merchandise” tab.


Can someone pick up my bib as I can’t make check-in?

If you can’t make athlete check in, someone else can pick up your race bib and pack for you. You just need to give them a picture or copy of your photo id and then your confirmation email.


Will I receive my race bib in the mail?

If you entered prior to 31st July and are a current NZ resident, your bib will be posted out. Everyone else will need to collect their race bib from athlete check in. If you received a bib in the mail, you will still need to come to athlete check-in to collect your race bag.


How do I transfer down/up in race distance?

To complete the transfer process please log in to your My Events Portal and select Change Event Category. There is also a link to your MyEvents portal within your confirmation email. You cannot transfer to a distance that is sold out. As per the entry/transfer policy, there is a $25 transfer fee.


Where and what time is Athlete Check-in?

Location: Queenstown Events Centre. click for Google Map directions

Date: Thursday 19th November 3pm-7pm and Friday 20th November 9am-9pm. 

 For more information on check-in click here.


If you cant find your answer on the website, or in the above FAQ's contact us via email on QueenstownMarathon@ironman.com or call +64 (0) 9 601 9590.


Meet the Team

Race Director


Nicole Fairweather

Marketing Manager

Micayla 2

Micayla Cotter

Commercial Sales Director

Bec Williams

Bec Williams

Athlete Services Manager

Olivia sized

Olivia Caldwell



For all media related enquiries, please contact Andrew Dewhurst, Media Manager: nzmedia@ironman.com


Skyline Volunteers are what make an event, and each and every athlete hugely appreciates the amazing work done by our Skyline volunteer Crew!

We will need heaps of awesome, helpful, energetic, friendly Skyline volunteers to be a part of the event too and add to the event experience for everyone. Dates required range from Wednesday 18 November to Sunday 22 November 2020.

Our Skyline volunteer roles vary from pre-event setup, to race day support and post-event pack down. Check out the descriptions below for further information, and register online using our online volunteer system.

Click here to register.

For more information please contact: volunteer.queenstown@ironman.com

Volunteer Crew Roles

medal finisher happy volunteer

Registration Assistant

Assisting with set-up and running of athlete registration. This could include directing athletes, race number collection, transponder (timing device) checking, race bag pick up. This role is based in the Queenstown Memorial Centre.

Site & Branding Assistant

Assisting the branding manager with pre, during and post event infrastructure build and also with sorting and installation of branding & signage. These are active & physical roles.

Happy with Anything

You're keen to be involved and are happy to go wherever we need you most. Thank you for your flexibility.

Info Desk Assistant

The info desk is the initial face of the event for all athletes, volunteers and public. We need friendly people, who enjoy meeting and helping people to ensure they have an awesome event experience.

Athlete Transport Assistant/Bag Drop Collection

Ideal for early birds. This role involves assisting athletes onto correct start line buses. This role is based outside on Robins Rd and Memorial St and meets outside the Queenstown Memorial Centre. Once all the athletes have departed you will move into the Bag Drop Collection Assistant role, with time for a quick coffee in between!

Bag Drop Collection Assistant

Assisting in the Memorial Centre with the organisation and distribution of the athletes bags back to their owners. A great role if you want to work with your friends.

Start Line Assistant

Either pre-event or race day roles. This involves all aspects of set up of each of the three start line infrastructures, branding and signage. This is physical active work. On race day, it's an early start for a very important role, working in a team at one of the three start lines (10km, Half or Full). Roles include assisting with final set-up, signage, info desk, car parking attendants, car/ bus drop off, athlete bag drop and pack down. A great role if you have a group of friends, and all want to be in the same place. 

Finish Line & Recovery Assistant

Assisting athletes as they come through the finish, presenting their medal, handing out water and providing support to the athletes.

Aid Station Crew

Based at one of the eleven aid stations on course, you'll be working as a team of Skyline volunteers to provide hydration to runners. We suggest you pick a location near to your home for easy transport access. Great role if you have a group of friends and all want to be in the same place.

Course Marshal

Assisting athletes with directions and encouragement on course, keep public safe, provide event information and assist with limiting public being on the course. We suggest you pick a location near to your home for easy transport access. A great role if you want to see the action out on course.

Traffic Marshal

Race day role. You need to be confident supporting our traffic management staff with directing athletes through an intersection/across a road and may involve assisting with holding traffic as they pass.

Prize Giving Assistant

Assisting with all aspects of prize-giving, including set-up and prize giving itself, ensuring the process runs smoothly.

Sat, 21 Nov 2020